The Fungal Feet!!


The fungal feet refers to fungal infection of foot, which include the infestation of skin creases skin or even toenails. The microscopic fungus resides over the dead tissue which invades the intact epithelium in favorable conditions; these can be in a warm, moist environment such as shoes, socks, swimming pools, locker rooms, and the floors of public showers. It is most common in the summer and in warm, humid climates. It occurs more often in people who wear tight shoes and who use community baths and pools. 

These fungal feet are also called Athlete’s foot, as they are more prone to this condition, the most common of these fungi is trichophyton rubrum, which is dermatophyte, that which survives within the skin layers. 

The sign and symptoms vary from person-to-person, but most of these start as redness, itching and scaling of the feet; these may progress to blister formation, peeling off and often accompanied with awful stench. Web infection, between the last two toes is the most common type, while it can also involve the entire sole. 

Fungal feet are treated with local application of anti-fungal ointment or may even require oral drug apart from foot hygiene. It can be very well prevented by foot hygiene; which includes thorough cleaning of feet after swimming or visiting place prone to contamination, using footwear that allow your feet to breathe and keeping them dry with good dusting powders.

-Koya Satyasri